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Gumboro in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gumboro Hundred

 
 
Gumboro Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
1. Gumboro Hundred Marker
Inscription. Created 1873 by Act of General Assembly from the southern parts of Broad Creek and Dagsboro Hundreds.
 
Erected by The (Delaware) Public Archives. (Marker Number SC 57.)
 
Location. 38° 31.27′ N, 75° 21.389′ W. Marker is in Gumboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Millsboro Highway (Delaware Route 24) near Lynch Road (County Route 413), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westwoods Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Bethany United Methodist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carey's Camp (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Carey's Camp (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gumboro School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gumboro United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gumboro.
 
Regarding Gumboro Hundred. The name "hundred" is derived from the number one hundred. It may once have referred to an area liable to provide for a hundred men under
Gumboro Hundred Marker amid the farm lands in Sussex County image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
2. Gumboro Hundred Marker amid the farm lands in Sussex County
arms, or containing roughly a hundred homesteads.
Counties in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were divided into hundreds in the seventeenth century, in imitation of the English system. They survive in Delaware (see List of Delaware Counties and Hundreds), and were used as tax reporting and voting districts until the 1960s, but now serve no administrative role, their only official legal use being in real-estate title descriptions
 
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Gumboro Hundred Marker,looking south on Millsboro Highway (Delaware Route 24) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2011
3. Gumboro Hundred Marker,looking south on Millsboro Highway (Delaware Route 24)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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